Jamie Moyer returns to the site of his ML debut when he makes his first start in a Phillies uniform tonight at Wrigley. Chase Utley sits with soreness following yesterday's collision.
The 43-year-old left-hander, acquired Saturday in a trade with Seattle, went 6-12 with a 4.39 ERA in 25 starts. He gets a clean slate tonight when he begins the last leg of his career with his hometown team.
Last night's collision between center fielder Aaron Rowand and second baseman Chase Utley had a ripple effect today, resulting in a 4-to-6 week trip to the DL for Rowand, a night off for Utley, a contract purchase of second baseman Joe Thurston, a recall and cancelled flight to Cuba for Michael Bourn, the acquisition of veteran infielder Jose Hernandez, and a couple thousand bucks floated Pittsburgh's way.
Tonight's lineup has a truly "unique" look, with utility infielder Danny Sandoval starting at second and hitting second behind Shane Victorino. Jimmy Rollins bats third in place of Utley.
For Chicago, 26-year-old left-hander Ryan O'Malley (1-0, 0.00 ERA) gets the nod.